I know we ALL want to be our healthiest, especially these days! So here are some tips to help you boost your immune system to feel and be the best YOU!!!
Whether you’re walking, running, dancing, or chasing the kiddos around the backyard, it’s time to get müving! Regular, moderate exercise has been shown to imprüv the efficiency of your body’s ability to eliminate threats, strengthening your immune system function. Additionally, consistent exercise promotes healthy circulation, allowing the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. Start where you can and do what you are comfortable doing!
Stand where you are and bounce up and down. Maybe even turn on your favorite jam and bounce around to it. This simple movement engages the lymphatic system, flushing out toxins and waste, leading to a better you!
Say it with us, DRINK MORE WATER. Our bodies are 70% water and the brain is 75% water. Even a 1% drop in hydration has a MASSIVE impact on your body. Water is needed for nearly every function in the body, helping to carry oxygen to your cells, which results in properly functioning systems. Adequate hydration, in conjunction with electrolytes (we’re looking at you MITO//PLEX™), also works to naturally remove toxins and other bacteria from the body, supporting a healthy environment for the immune system to patrol. We could go on and on about the importance of proper hydration, but we’ll spare you – as long as you promise to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily!
Germs are contagious, but so are good vibes! Your body works around the clock to support the BEST version of you, cut yourself some slack. Too much stress can weaken your body’s ability to fight off infection, so make an effort to de-stress. Make time to go outside and enjoy nature, practice meditation & gratitude, spend time with friends, or enjoy a funny show. Building rest and relaxation into your schedule will help you fight infections and keep you healthy all year long.
Now is the time to UP your intake of nutrient-rich foods, especially those with immune-boosting properties like zinc, vitamin A, B6, C, D, and E. Sure, you could double-down a multivitamin BUT vitamins and minerals were made to be consumed in their natural form for optimum absorption! Look below to see natural sources of these powerful nutrients!
Still want to double down your vitamin uptake?
We recommend consuming 500mg Vitamin C 4 times a day and 5,000- 40,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day!
I also recommend getting natural vitamin D when possible. Go for a walk when the sun is out. Enjoy those rays and take in that fresh air as much as possible. It has been a game-changer for me this year both for my physical and mental well being!
Sleep is your secret weapon for a better immune support. Getting ample sleep allows your body + brain to clean house (literally, it’s getting rid of waste made from energy production), make memories, and get all systems go for the next days hustle. When you do not get enough sleep, you can feel off of your game, groggy, or easily agitated. So make sleep a priority and get as much as you can!
Stop eating 4 hours before going to bed! This ensures your body releases HGH, engaging repair, recovery, and stronger immune function.